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"The Kung Fu Kid" is the fifteenth episode from season one of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness.



When a kung fu prodigy arrives at the Jade Palace, Po's enthusiasm begins to sour when he gets a little jealous of the attention being heaped onto the young master.[1]


The Valley of Peace celebrates its Peace Jubilee, an event in which they come together in peace even with their enemies from the Qidan Clan. In a break from tradition, Po is chosen by Shifu to wear the ceremonial olive branch crown, which means he will get to perform the ceremonial tai chi that will conclude the festival. The Furious Five are initially perturbed, until Tigress realizes that it means Po will have to judge the children's Kung fu matches. He then greets Temutai, who surprisingly proves to be just as excited about the festivities as Po himself.

The pair then go to judge the matches, which prove to be very underwhelming due to the lack of skill of most of the contestants. Temutai then introduces a competitor of his own: his "little nephew" Jing Mei, who towers over any of the valley children. One of the villagers proposes that Peng, a visitor from the next valley, could defeat him, and with encouragement the snow leopard enters the ring. He proves to be quite talented, handily defeating Jing Mei with skill that he reveals to be practically untrained. Po then invites him to train at the Jade Palace, only to Temutai to offer his own invitation to join the Qidan.

After a moment of tension that almost breaks out into fighting, Shifu breaks up the confrontation and Peng decides that he would prefer to train at the Jade Palace. Po is initially ecstatic, until it becomes evident that Peng is much more proficient than he was when he began training as a kung fu master. To make matters worse, he also proves much more popular with the Furious Five and the villagers, and Shifu even decides that he should wear the olive branch crown for the valley in place of Po. Unwilling to surrender this honor, Po lies to Peng and tells him that Shifu wants him to leave, while telling Shifu that Peng only came to the Jade Palace for his own glory.

Enraged, Peng goes to Temutai's tent and seeks to prove himself to the Jade Palace masters by eliminating their enemy; a guilt-ridden Po follows him and ends up engaged in a three way battle. As the fighting expands to include the other masters, the villagers, and the Qidan soldiers, Po is horrified, and finally manages to call a halt to the fighting. He then admits to his falsehoods and offers the crown to Peng in apology for lying, only for Peng to return it. The jubilee then concludes in harmony, and Po is shocked when Peng leaves in search of his uncle: Tai Lung.

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  • The episode title references the 1984 American martial arts film The Karate Kid.




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Shifu: “What's your name, son?
Peng: “Peng. My name is Peng.
—Upon meeting each other

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Legends of Awesomeness Season 1 episodes
No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. code
1 1 "Scorpion's Sting" Jim Schumann Doug Langdale September 19, 2011 101
2 2 "The Princess and the Po" Jim Schumann Doug Langdale October 21, 2011 103
3 3 "Sticky Situation" Gabe Swarr Scott Kreamer November 7, 2011 102
4 4 "Chain Reaction" Michael Mullen Kevin Seccia November 8, 2011 104
5 5 "Fluttering Finger Mindslip" Jim Schumann Jessica Gao November 9, 2011 105
6 6 "Good Croc, Bad Croc" Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer November 10, 2011 111
7 7 "Hometown Hero" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia November 11, 2011 109
8 8 "Jailhouse Panda" Michael Mullen Doug Landgale & Jon Ross November 18, 2011 117
9 9 "Owl Be Back" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale November 26, 2011 107
10 10 "Bad Po" Luther McLaurin & Jim Schumann Jon Ross November 26, 2011 113
11 11 "Sight for Sore Eyes" Juan Meza-Leon Doug Langdale November 27, 2011 108
12 12 "Rhino's Revenge" Michael Mullen Scott Kreamer November 27, 2011 106
13 13 "Master Ping" Michael Mullen Paul Rugg November 28, 2011 119
14 14 "Ghost of Oogway" Lane Lueras & Luther McLaurin Kevin Seccia November 29, 2011 120
15 15 "The Kung Fu Kid" Juan Meza-Leon Scott Kreamer November 30, 2011 122
16 16 "Ladies of the Shade" Michael Mullen Joshua Hamilton December 1, 2011 123
17 17 "Big Bro Po" Lane Lueras Doug Langdale December 2, 2011 118
18 18 "Po Fans Out" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia December 9, 2011 112
19 19 "Challenge Day" Jim Schumann Scott Kreamer December 16, 2011 110
20 20 "My Favorite Yao" Luther McLaurin Joshua Hamilton December 30, 2011 114
21 21 "In With the Old" Michael Mullen Kevin Seccia January 16, 2012 124
22 22 "Has-been Hero" Gabe Swarr Kevin Seccia March 31, 2012 126
23 23 "Love Stings" Juan Meza-Leon Joshua Hamilton April 2, 2012 115
24 24 "Hall of Lame" Juan Meza-Leon Kevin Seccia April 3, 2012 116
25 25 "Father Crime" Michael Mullen Doug Langdale April 4, 2012 121
26 26 "Monkey in the Middle" Lane Lueras Gene Grillo April 5, 2012 125
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